You Can Choose This Life Of Hope

The Choice Is Yours To Make

You know by now that we at Hope for Life mean what we say: there is hope in this life for joy, peace, meaning, and purpose. We believe that hope is found in a God who made us, who loves us, and who wants us to live with Him forever. We believe that Jesus is the way to God; that God sent His Son to this earth to show us the way to Him. Jesus is the bridge from my imperfect life with its sin and frustration to a life with God. Jesus made a way for me by dying for my sins, and God raised him from the dead. So now what?

Jesus said “if anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” There it is…the answer to making hope for life real. It starts by getting myself out of the way. I think we have all shown that we don’t have the answers. But as long as I am focused on me I don’t have room for Jesus. I need to be willing to let my old self die, so there can be a new me in its place. That’s why Jesus said take up the cross. The cross is where Jesus died for me. I share in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus by being baptized. This act of faith in Jesus is literally an immersion into water.

Once I have expressed my faith in Jesus by being baptized, I spend every day living forgiven. As a “new baby” in Christ, I work at getting rid of the old man and learning to follow Jesus every day. I try to live as he did and treat people as he did, and talk as he did. This commitment frees me to fulfill the purpose God has for my life: to do good so that others might see God through my life.

As a new member of God’s family, I am able to enjoy life with others in my new family. We meet together to remember the death of Jesus. We study together, pray together, and spend time helping each other live as new creations in Christ. I am connected to people just like me: people that Jesus died for, people that experienced the same new birth in baptism, and people committed to being more like Jesus every day.

If you want to know more about making this hope real in your life, look at Additional Resources on this page. I also want you to know that I have members of this family all over the world. I would be honored to introduce you to them. They would be honored to meet you, talk to you, pray with you, study with you, baptize you or do anything they can to help you continue this journey to a life of hope. Let us hear from you.

Steve and the Hope for Life team

Additional Resources

Jesus and His Church
Steve's Study Guide
Invited Into the Family

Tim's Article About God's Family

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